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Convict sentenced to 14 days in prison shot dead by guard at Industrial Area Prison

It seems men in uniforms derive pleasure from killing people! A petty offender who failed to pay 100 bob fine has been shot dead by prison warden at Industrial Area Remand Prison.


Such a pity hearing a prisoner who was serving 14 days sentence was shot and killed by a prison warden; 25-year-old Gilbert Zoabunayo, a Burundian national, was arrested on Thursday evening for being drunk and disorderly.

He was taken to Makadara Law Courts where he was sentenced to 14 days in prison after he failed to pay a fine of 100 shillings.

The Burundian national was taken to Industrial Area Remand Prison where he attempted to escape due to deplorable conditions at the penitentiary.

The reputation of Kenyan prisons is known to scare any living soul that hasn’t been used to life in confinement.


Daily Nation reports that the officer manning security at the prison fired two shots in the air when he saw Zoabunayo scaling the prison’s perimeter wall.

He decided to finish the fleeing convict altogether after he failed to heed to the gunshot being fired on air; Zoabunayo was shot in the head and died on the spot.

The circumstances under which the Burundian died begs the question by the guard at the watchtower didn’t target his arm or legs but instead went after his head.

Even though authorities have defended the guard saying he intended to immobilize the escaping prisoner, one doesn’t need the brains of a surgeon to know a gunshot on the head equals instant death.


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